Three major pandemic school policy differences between Europe and the United States.

Anthony LaMesa
2 min readMay 20, 2022

The trans-Atlantic divide was large.

Europe and the United States — a messy continent linked by treaties and a huge federal republic — are both complicated places, so it’s very difficult to talk about “European” or “American” approaches to reopening schools. I want to highlight three major differences, which I think were themes across the respective places. Yes, of course, there are exceptions.

  1. European countries were willing to reopen…